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Performance reviews can have negative impact, TriNet survey finds

October 28, 2015

Performance reviews negatively impact productivity, morale and talent retention, according to a survey released by PEO services provider TriNet Group Inc. (NYSE: TNET). This is especially true with the younger workforce; the survey found performance reviews drive one in four millennials to search for...

ADP reports PEO revenue up 18%, drops Zenefits lawsuit

October 28, 2015

PEO revenue rose 18% at ADP (NASD: ADP) in the company’s 2016 fiscal first quarter ended Sept. 30. Average worksite employees paid by PEO services rose 13% for the quarter to approximately 389,000.

The PEO services segment margin increased approximately 130 basis points compared to the same period in...

Snack food company, staffing providers to pay more than $2.1 million

October 28, 2015

J&J Snack Foods Corp. and its two staffing providers will pay more than $2.1 million in back wages and liquidated damages to 677 workers following two federal investigations, the US Department of Labor announced.

One investigation found 465 workers at J&J’s Swedesboro, N.J., facility — provided...

St. Paul/Bloomington and Salt Lake City post lowest jobless rates

October 28, 2015

The St. Paul-Bloomington, Minn., and Salt Lake City areas had the lowest unemployment rate in September — both at 3.1% — among US metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nev., metropolitan area posted...

CTG’s third-quarter revenue falls 4%

October 27, 2015

Third-quarter revenue fell 3.8% to $93.1 million at Computer Task Group Inc. (NASD: CTG). Revenue at the Buffalo, NY-based IT staffing provider was impacted by the continued decline of CTG’s electronic medical records business, a reduction in staffing headcount at a large customer and $3.1 million...

ASA index falls year over year

October 27, 2015

The American Staffing Association’s index measuring employment in the US staffing industry for the week of Oct. 12 to Oct. 18, which included the Columbus Day holiday, edged down 0.04% compared to the previous week. The index value fell to 100.54.

The index was down 4.02% from the same week last year....

Heidrick revenue up 16% in constant currency, Americas leads growth

October 27, 2015

Third-quarter net revenue rose 10.0% at Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII), but was up 15.8% in constant currency.

Among segments, Americas revenue posted the largest increase at the Chicago-based executive search and leadership consulting firm, up 22.4% on a constant currency...

Chartwell acquires Georgia staffing firm

October 27, 2015

Chartwell Staffing Solutions, a staffing provider based in Lancaster, Penn., acquired Victory Staffing Solutions LLC in Hiram, Ga.

The transaction closed Oct. 26; terms were not disclosed.

Chartwell merged its Atlanta team with the Victory staff and moved its Atlanta office to Victory’s Hiram location,...

Consumer confidence falls after modest gain last month

October 27, 2015

The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index for the US fell in October following a moderate increase in September, The Conference Board announced today. The index fell to a reading of 97.6 (1985=100), down from a reading of 102.6 in September.

“Consumer confidence declined in October, following...

Hiring specialized skills directly through LinkedIn — Staffing quote of the week

October 27, 2015

“We began by focusing on LinkedIn members with the word ‘freelance’ in their job title, and then we aggregated the most common industries and skill sets found. The top results range from media and communications, to engineering and software development. This range indicates that careers in many...